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  • Android
  • iOS
  • ActionScript

Customer

Bright Future, a development studio with a leading browser game provider Travian Games

Problem

The customer, the creator of a popular browser-based game Rail Nation, which boasts over 2,000,000 registered players today competing against each other on 80 servers worldwide, hired Softeq to port this title to a mobile client. Softeq was recommended to Bright Future by its head company Travian Games, referenced as a service provider with proven expertise in the mobile application development space, as well as strong skills in Adobe AIR, which was mandatory for implementing the mobile version of the game.

Softeq was to port the browser-based version of Rail Nation, which abounds in Flash graphics, to iOS and Android using Adobe AIR’s ActionScript 3. AS3 is known to be an efficient programming language for the Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR runtime environments, which is employed for the development of mobile applications, among others.

Solution

In Rail Nation, all interested strategy gamers and railway fans are given the chance to start up their own railway company, manage transports on a daily basis and to team up with associations in order to finally become the victorious single player or a group of players.

Since being on the move constantly is key in the railway business, a dynamic territory map including 3D train models is at the center of the game. More about the game is available at www.rail-nation.com.

Game Data

  • 113 engine upgrades
  • 50 cities per map
  • 1708 industries per map
  • Approximately 500 avatar graphics
  • 11 station buildings with 294 level upgrades
  • 120 workers
  • 25 players per association

The server part executes all the game logic and enables data interchange with the client.

Security

The app supports user authentication, including Facebook-based log-in, as well as encrypted data exchange between the client and the back-end, employing Base64 driven encoding schemes.

Methodology

The project utilizes Agile methods for managing the work in an adaptive manner and ensuring earlier delivery.

Results

The team has demonstrated excellent performance and collaborative capabilities working as part of the distributed development group. The first release provides the basic game functionality with more features scheduled for implementation within the next roll-out.

Watch Bright Future’s Game Director announcing the game transition to mobile.

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